Audition Notice


July 9 & 10 from 6-9pm

"Of course she’s evil–she’s a theater critic."

About the Show

Directed by Patricia Osredkar
By Ken Ludwig

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Audition Information

Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024      

Please come prepared to read from the script. 
Auditioners will need to have a complete list of all conflicts during the rehearsal process from mid August to September 21 (opening night). 

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Rehearsals will begin mid August

Performances are September 21-October 7, Friday & Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm

Roles Available

All roles are open

William Gillette, 30s-60: Seasoned lead actor, has made a career of playing Sherlock Holmes and lives the role in the palatial mansion he built. He adheres t the codes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. 

Martha Gillette: William's mother, who also lives in the mansion. She is a grand lady of the stage in her own right, and the evening's hostess.

Felix Geisel, 40s: Dear friend and co-actor in Gillette's production company. A bit of a cad, but what actor isn't?

Madge Geisel, 40s: Felix's wife. Character actress in the group: witty, sophisticated, and bigger than life 

Simon Bright, 30s: Dashing young actor. Quite the charmer, and newly married to Aggie

Aggie Wheeler, 20s-30: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. 

Inspector Goring, 30s: Local police officer called in to investigate the murder. She is a tough cookie and not fooled by all the theatrics. 

Daria Chase: A cross between Cruella DeVille and Ricky Lake. Theater critic who came up the hard way. Soap opera siren who discards men like used tissue. Ageless.